Today I was messing around and did my first real photo manipulation.

I have fiddled around before and changed pictures for different things I’ve done online, but I never really did any heavy duty editing. For some reason a couple days ago I started looking at tutorials online and I got the bug to create some art using Photoshop.

But I don’t have Photoshop.

What I do have is the economy version of Photoshop known as Pixelmator. I bought it a while back when I wanted to edit some pictures, but couldn’t afford the full version of Photoshop that was available at the time.

I like Pixelmator. There are a few differences from Photoshop and sometimes I have to play around with it to figure out how to do something. Especially when I am looking at a Photoshop tutorial and something might be slightly different.

But the good news is that there are also a good amount of Pixelmator tutorials online too.

So I have been fidgeting around and trying some things that I never knew you could do and seeing what kind of art I can make.

This is what I was able to come up with this morning:

rainy-day

 

It isn’t perfect, and there are things I could have done better. But the nice thing about making art in the computer is that it is easy to change around. I still have the Pixelmator file that has all the separate elements I can change and adjust and practice on.

So this might be a thing that I start doing for a little bit. I have some pictures in my head I would like to try to make, if I can learn the tools to make them the way I want to see them.